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1. universal

adjective. ['ˌjuːnəˈvɝːsəl'] of worldwide scope or applicability.

Synonyms

  • world-wide
  • ecumenical
  • comprehensive
  • worldwide
  • cosmopolitan
  • general

Antonyms

  • sectarian
  • national
  • continental
  • incomplete

Etymology

  • universalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Universal

  • dispersal
  • reversal
  • rehearsal
  • tercel
  • pursell
  • pursel
  • persall

Example sentences of the word universal


1. Adjective
There are no universal laws that govern how long insurance claims are supposed to take.

Quotes containing the word universal


1. Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

2. I think that that's why artists make art - it is difficult to put into words unless you are a poet. What it takes is being open to the flow of universal creativity. The Zen artists knew this.
- Alex Grey

3. Mother humor is such a universal theme. I wrote a show called '25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.' I had people coming up to me after the show saying, 'I'm Baptist, and my mother is just like yours.'
- Judy Gold

2. universal

noun. ['ˌjuːnəˈvɝːsəl'] coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions.

Synonyms

  • universal joint
  • drive line system
  • coupler
  • drive line

Antonyms

  • endemic
  • particularity
  • discriminate
  • precise

Etymology

  • universalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

3. universal

adjective. ['ˌjuːnəˈvɝːsəl'] adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations.

Antonyms

  • narrow

Etymology

  • universalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

4. universal

adjective. ['ˌjuːnəˈvɝːsəl'] applicable to or common to all members of a group or set.

Antonyms

  • exclusive

Etymology

  • universalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

5. universal

noun. ['ˌjuːnəˈvɝːsəl'] (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class.

Synonyms

  • universal proposition

Antonyms

  • particular proposition
  • assortative mating

Etymology

  • universalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

6. universal

noun. ['ˌjuːnəˈvɝːsəl'] (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages.

Synonyms

  • linguistic rule
  • rule

Antonyms

  • unconventionality
  • unconventional
  • conventional

Etymology

  • universalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

7. universal

noun. ['ˌjuːnəˈvɝːsəl'] a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings.

Synonyms

  • pattern
  • formula
  • normal
  • rule

Antonyms

  • diversified
  • uncommon
  • local
  • disassortative mating

Etymology

  • universalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)
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